Engine battery for Fiat Ducato 2.8 JTD (2005)

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  1. westy77

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    hi all, went to have a go at starting the van up today armed with a brand new jump pack and leads to jump from the car. Van has been stood without starting for a good few months and was proper dead. There are no rating numbers on the battery and it seems physically small for the base, so I'm guessing the sales people chucked anything in there to get it going. Both means of jumping gave me dash lights but it barely managed to turn over the one time then that was it, no chance if firing up.

    When I look online for a battery for my van it's coming up with either 88 or 90Ah batteries with a physical size of

    W-175
    L-353
    H-190 (to top of terminals)

    Cheapies are £70 up to £130 for Bosch. (GSF/Halfords) before I get one do these sizes and Ah sound right?
     
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    we have the same engine , same year.. Our battery is 90Ah. I will check the battery for size and any ident numbers tommorrow if you require them..
     
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    Thank you, would be appreciated, hope to get it tomorrow afternoon or Tuesday.

    I notices on the + pos terminal there is a plate with several connections and wires. These run down the end of the battery between it and the firewall. Hopefully this wil have no impact on the size I can fit.

    Noticed Halfords do a Yuasa 100Ah 900CCA which is the same size as others quoted £119.99 with 5year cover

    Not sure if going higher on Ah is a plus or negative thing. It does seem like out vans charge at 88-90Ah from what I see.
     
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    My 2004 Autocruise was the same
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    Yep looks like the same connections as mine.
     
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    If ordered tonight I'm pretty sure it will be delivered Tuesday by batterymega.
    No one beats their prices
     
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    Ok, I will have a look. Is it ok to put 100Ah if the van started with 88-90ish?
     
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    Yes
     
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    Just checked, if I out my van details in it just shows the one battery. It's cheap, even with delivery. But not a make I have heard of. But it has 10/10 in the reviews on their site, although they mostly are for the delivery and service. I have yet to look through the batteries themselves, but this is their recommendation

    http://www.batterymegastore.co.uk/product/58515/
     
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    That's a lower spec battery (same as cheapskate manufacturers fit initially), your choice I'm not going to press gang you into an upgrade you don't want. The price of the VARTA same as BOSCH is excellent.
    Why fit an 85ah when a 100 will fit for a few quid more
     
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    Been looking at reviews on other sites which are a bit mixed for Alphaline batteries, some good some very bad.
     
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    I agree, just going to see what they have in Varta/Bosch compared to local GSF now
     
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    I posted a link to the Varta already £83.95 delivered. Halfords would be at least £50 more
     
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    Sorry, missed your link. Indeed looks the best deal and known make. Thank you :)
     
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    You didn't read what I said did you?

    EDIT now you did
     
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    OK smarty pants, what size would be best to keep a rabbit going longer than them stupid AAA things, costing a fortune is them? :(
     
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    We finally got there, my fault posting like a cat on acid. Thank you for the link, battery is ordered and hopefully here by Tues.
     
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    Wire it to the mains, kinky!!
     
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